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Trump mocks Ford: a tragedy for #MeToo and the country

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Kelly Loftus, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018

Trump mocked Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh — a harmful and disrespectful move. As the leader of the country, the president is responsible for emphasizing the legitimacy of important issues.

Kavanaugh FBI investigation inadequate

Brett Kavanaugh, associate justice of the Supreme Court, speaks during a ceremonial swearing-in event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Allison Dantinne, For The Pitt News

October 11, 2018

The FBI investigation into Ford’s allegations initially seemed like a victory for those who opposed Kavanaugh, but from the start, it was clearly spun to favor Kavanaugh’s version of events.

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

One of more than 75 protesters who gathered in Schenley Plaza Thursday afternoon holds a sign that reads “Cancel Kavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors.”

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

More than 75 Pittsburgh locals unified Thursday to speak out against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation.

Sen. Jeff Flake calls Trump’s mockery of Ford ‘appalling’

Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Griffin Connolly | CQ-Roll Call

October 3, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake called President Donald Trump's comments at a Mississippi campaign rally mocking a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "appalling." Christine Blasey Ford testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

Patience, not partisanship, required in Kavanaugh hearings

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By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

October 3, 2018

Senators attacked Kavanaugh and failed to ask Ford adequately probing questions — pointing to a hyper-partisan battle that hasn’t yet allowed room for a patient inquiry of the facts.

Editorial: Kavanaugh disqualifies himself

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

Kavanaugh’s combative, evasive behavior during Thursday’s testimony didn’t just bring his innocence into question, it suggests he’s not temperamentally fit to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Editorial: Cosby conviction empowers sexual assault victims

Bill Cosby is taken to jail to be processed after being sentenced in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Tim Tai/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 25, 2018

Cosby’s conviction is huge for sexual assault victims — he’s the first public figure since the #MeToo movement began to be convicted — proving that victims’ accusations are valid in court.

Editorial: Kavanaugh sexual assault investigation necessary

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 20, 2018

Although Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh appear credible, Republicans have decided to forego an investigation — but they shouldn't be so dismissive of alleged victims.

Point-Counterpoint: Appoint Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

September 10, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh would make an excellent Supreme Court justice. In an era where the legislative branch delegates superfluous amounts of power to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh strictly opposes this.

Point-Counterpoint: Don’t appoint Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist

September 10, 2018

Kavanaugh's record as a U.S. circuit judge and his behavior during his confirmation hearings show he is a liar who doesn't follow the precedent of courts before him — which will be disastrous for the American people, especially women.

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